Wednesday, June 22, 2011

How to install and use LaTeX on Windows

1. install miktex [install packages on demand]
2. set up paths for the bin directory for miktex
3. use notepad++ for editing simple.tex [google it]
4. go to command prompt, type

pdflatex simple
[note, no file extension]

see that there are no errors. Ignore warnings

view simple.pdf in a pdf viewer. [sumatraPDF is a nice one, refreshes automatically. Adobe is not]